The ABC of GTI - specifications

 VW Golf GTI DSG 3drVW Golf GTI MkI
On the road price/total as tested£23,715/£27,790£3,372 (1976)/N/A
Residual value (after 3yrs/30k miles)TBCN/A
Annual tax liability std/higher rate£1,043/£2,087N/A
Insurance group/VED band/costTBC/H/£175N/A
Cost of 1st/2nd/3rd service£225 (3y, 30k fixed)N/A
Length/wheelbase4,213/2,578mm3,815/2,400mm
Height/width1,501/1,786mm1,394/1,628mm
Engine4cyl in-line/1,998cc4cyl in-line/1,588cc
Peak power 207/5,300 bhp/rpm110/6,100 bhp/rpm
Peak torque 280/1,700 Nm/rpm140/5,000 Nm/rpm
Transmission 6spd DSG/fwd5spd man/fwd
Fuel tank capacity/spare wheel55 litres/sealant45 litres/full size
Boot capacity (seats up/down) 295/1,060 litresN/A
Kerbweight/payload1,085/545kg810kg/N/A
Turning circle10.9 metresN/A
Basic warranty (miles)/recovery3yrs (60k)/1yrN/A
Service intervals/UK dealersVariable/223N/A/223
Driver Power manufacturer/dealer pos17/2317/23
Euro NCAP: Adult/child/ped./safety97/84/61/71N/A
Euro NCAP star ratingFive starsN/A
0-60mph (official) 6.9 seconds9.1 seconds
Top speed/rpm at 70mph 148mph/2,000rpm113mph/3,500rpm
Wheel rim size 17-inch13-inch
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined 28.2/47.9/38.2mpg26.9/38.2/29.7mpg+
CO2 emissions/tax bracket173g/km/22%N/A
Air-con/60:40 split fold seatsYes/yesNo/no
Airbags/Isofix/electric windowsSeven/yes/yesNo/no/no
Alloy wheels/cruise controlYes*/yesNo/no
Auto gearbox/stability controlDSG/yesNo/no
Sat-nav/CD player/Aux inYes/yes/yesNo/no/no
* 18-inch wheels £415. + Figures for urban cycle/constant 56mph/constant 75mph.

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